Claim shows works in a disused factory and office complex that are united by their reliance on a direct aesthetic presence, rather than a conceptual background. The exhibition features works of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, and sound art.
A distinct emotional perspective marks many of the works, and it is the will to provoke a moment of directness that emerges with their dramatic gesture. In this way, the works explore the possibilities of an intuitive response, and find an emotive language that overwhelms an intellectual approach. The shape of the concrete forms the essential feature of a visual unity, which reaches far into the room to unfold its potential force. This claiming of an aesthetic field is the central idea of the exhibition.